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dc.contributor.authorEar, Sophal
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-29T20:08:49Z
dc.date.available2014-08-29T20:08:49Z
dc.date.issued2007-04
dc.identifier.citationAsian Journal of Political Science, v.15, no.1 April 2007, pp. 68-96
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43170
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be located at http://doi.dx.org/10.1080/02185370701315624en_US
dc.description.abstractThe impact of massive aid on development and governance has been studied for a decade with mixed results. Using the results of an elite survey on aid and quality of governance based on Kaufmann et al.’s six dimensions (voice and accountability, political stability, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, and control of corruption), this article offers a case-study of Cambodia. The country’s challenges in light of high aid dependence and ‘Dutch disease’ in the aid sector are elaborated, and disappointing human development outcomes are examined. Despite more than five billion dollars in aid, infant and child mortality and inequality have worsened. Key informants are overwhelmingly in agreement that, save for political stability, aid has not had a positive impact on governance in Cambodia. The failure on control of corruption shows how hard it is for donors to be tough on a country with extreme poverty. On the basis of what has been accomplished to date, however, aid seems unlikely to be able to deliver large improvements in governance and in many ways may even contribute to its further deterioration.en_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleThe political economy of aid and governance in Cambodiaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorCambodiaen_US
dc.subject.authorGovernanceen_US
dc.subject.authorForeign aiden_US
dc.subject.authorCorruptionen_US
dc.subject.authorDemocracyen_US
dc.subject.authorStabilityen_US


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